Solved

Incoming email down

Posted on 2011-03-01
7
372 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi all - our incoming mail keeps dropping over for some reason. I cant find anything in the log files that could be the cause of this (or understand). There is a certificate error but this happens all the time. Some idiot delete a certificate now it has errors and one update re a firewall will not install. These problems occur all the time but at least twice a week the incoming mail stops. My ISP assures me that they have a relay on but when the mail drops the emails are bounced back with a delivery issue. Is it my 2008 server that is bouncing them back?
I have attached a log file and the error. I need help with the certificate as well if possible.
cert.JPG
deliv.JPG
pub.JPG
anti.JPG
0
Comment
Question by:Gregopsg
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:Alan Hardisty
ID: 35013666
Please have a read of my Backpressure article and make sure you are not running low on disk space / resources as this will kill your mail stone dead as a result!

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/A_4259-Exchange-2007-2010-Backpressure-Quick-Fix.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:Gregopsg
ID: 35023043
You my friend are a biscuit (Thats a good thing!!!)

Fixed the problem - the log file was staring me in the face.

Thanks for the help.

One thing though - the windows backup insists on backing up a volume and formating the external device - I have other backups on that device. Am I doing it incorrectly should I run backup exec rather?  
0
 
LVL 76

Accepted Solution

by:
Alan Hardisty earned 500 total points
ID: 35023063
Good news - it is a problem that is quite common and took me by surprise the first time I saw it!

I would use separate backup devices.  One for Windows Backups and one for Backup Exec (assuming you have that installed to - or for the other backups).

Windows likes it's own HDD to play with : )
0
Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

 

Author Closing Comment

by:Gregopsg
ID: 35023178
Fantastic - many thanks.
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:Alan Hardisty
ID: 35023209
You are welcome - thanks for the points.

Would have been better to accept the initial link as that is what solved your mail-flow problem - not the comment about your backups!!
0
 

Author Comment

by:Gregopsg
ID: 35023516
Oops will check next time
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:Alan Hardisty
ID: 35023522
No worries.
0

Featured Post

Instantly Create Instructional Tutorials

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees adopt to new software or processes instantly. Boost knowledge retention and employee engagement step-by-step with one easy solution.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article lists the top 5 free OST to PST Converter Tools. These tools save a lot of time for users when they want to convert OST to PST after their exchange server is no longer available or some other critical issue with exchange server or impor…
After hours on line I found a solution which pointed to the inherited Active Directory permissions . You have to give/allow permissions to the "Exchange trusted subsystem" for the user in the Active Directory...
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager
how to add IIS SMTP to handle application/Scanner relays into office 365.

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question